Peacock in the Park

The beloved LGBT variety show brings the glamour to Washington Park.

peacockPoison Waters performs at the 2004 Peacock in the Park.
Photo by Earth Oliver,

Sequins, boas and a rainbow of talent mark the triumphant return of LGBTQ variety show Peacock in the Park each June. This year’s show will happen June 25 from noon–5 p.m and marks its 30th anniversary.

Founded in 1987, this free, all-ages, family-friendly event ran for 18 years until it was replaced in 2005 by the Peacock After Dark show. In 2014, in response to popular demand, the Peacock went back to the park — Washington Park, that is.

A full afternoon of entertainment staged among the roses at the Washington Park Amphitheater, Peacock in the Park features live music, food, dancers and drag performers. Anyone is welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy on-site, including beer and wine (just no hard liquor). The show is free, but attendees are encouraged to donate to the Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund, which benefits LGBTQ students.


From the Calendar

30th Anniversary Peacock in the Park

June 25, 2017

Washington Park, 400 S.W. Kingston Ave., Portland, OR 97221

Peacock In The Park 2017 will feature live music, drag entertainers, dancers and more for a fun-filled day in the park. Either bring your own…

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